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Rinnai delivers hot water on demand at Tŷ Coryton site in South Wales

  • 13 Mar 2019

Rinnai continuous flow water heaters have been installed on site at the Tŷ Coryton site of Orbis Education & Care, an organisation dedicated to providing specialist care for children, young people and adults.

Orbis offers specialist schools, community homes, respite care and community-based work-skills services.

This application of the Rinnai continuous flow hot water heating products and systems was at an accommodation/care home facility with 27 rooms.

There was an extraordinary demand for hot water, mainly due to the frequency, timing and longevity of the use of showers, baths and basins.

With this in mind, Rinnai provided five HDC 1500i continuous flow water heaters, powered by Natural Gas, which at peak can provide in excess of 5,000 l/hr.

The installed system included concentric flues and a secondary return complete, with expansion vessels and valves, to ensure G3 compliance.

The system has now been operational for nearly nine months, with feedback stating the system is ‘exceptional’.

Tŷ Coryton is set in extensive parkland on the outskirts of Cardiff, offering an extensive range of on and off-site activities, encouraging the students to contribute to and enjoy a sense of community.

Whilst the school offers an engaging and flexible curriculum tailored to the learning needs of the individual, the residential building is divided into separate communal flats, each with separate bedrooms, and with kitchen and lounge areas.

The highly qualified and experienced team supports children and young people with autism and complex needs to develop key life skills in line with their individual Behavioural Support Plan.

Orbis is an award-winning organisation providing a blend of education and care with therapies available including: speech and language; occupational therapy; clinical psychology; positive behavioural support; music therapy; psychiatry; dietetics and complementary therapies.

Rinnai’s Infinity 1500i, which has been installed at Tŷ Coryton, offers greater benefits in comparison to an older style water heating system.

There is a focus on energy conservation at Orbis; so the 1500i is ideally suited, delivering 105% net efficiency and market leading range of modulation (58kW – 2.4kW).

This increase in energy efficiency also translates into economic savings, helping Orbis manage the energy costs, especially in water and electricity – both essential components needed for a water heating system to operate.

The peak need for useable hot water at Tŷ Coryton means it needs a system that can meet and provide continuous hot water, effortlessly, whilst controlling overall costs.

The Rinnai Infinity HDC1500 range is smaller, more compact in its design, and can be fitted either internally, or externally.

If the Infinity 1500e is fitted externally, it comes with appropriate weather proofing, which offers the required protection to guarantee consistent, long life working efficiency.

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